Oh man, that was an absolutely epic fucking show.
First two are Devil Wears Prada, who are still the most generic sort of metalcore imaginable, next five are Killswitch Engage, who I've finally come to accept as "Soilwork, but worse," and then the end of the album is pure Anthrax. I managed about 3rd row back from the stage most of the night, and have the bruises to prove it :-D
My buddy Marisol is an oldschool metalhead who used to go to thrash shows in the late 80s/early 90s all the time, so this was a big trip down memory lane for her. Watching her gettin' fighty in the pit was kinda hilarious, since she's all of about 5'1" and 90lbs soaking wet, but damn if she didn't hold her own.
The whole crew I was with had an amazing night, and Anthrax put on an absurdly good fucking show. Closing out with "Indians" was epic as shit, and they hit most of the high points of the new album ("Blood Eagle Wings," "Evil Twin," and "Breathing Lightning") while still mixing in tons of classics from Among the Living and other older albums. We all missed "I'm the Man," but hearing shit like "Madhouse" and "I Am the Law" live was just incredible :-D
Joey Belladonna is a charismatic motherfucker to be sure, but really, the whole band were thoroughly on point the entire night.